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K2 Spice Black Mamba Dragon Spice | Orlando Drug Counselor on Synthetic Marijuana | Could Your Children Be in Danger?

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News of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2 or Spice, has cropped up again in the news as it returns to many local businesses after a ban placed by The Drug Enforcement Administration on five chemicals last year.  Florida Governor Rick Scott is trying to end the issue for good, with the signing of an [...]

Whitney Houston | 5 False Beliefs About Prescription Drugs and Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

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People all over the world mourned the tragic loss of one of the most talented singers of 1980's/1990's, Whitney Houston. She joins multiple other celebrities, such as Judy Garland, Margaux Hemingway, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, who have had their lives cut short due to the result of a fatal combination of prescription drugs. Even worse, [...]

Orlando Self Esteem Counselor on Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

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Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, and moral corruption, these shows continue to top network ratings. According to the Los Angeles [...]

Facebook Posts Detect Alcohol Abuse in College Students | 4 Tips to Identify At-Risk Intoxication Orlando Counselor

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Over the past 10 years, Social media has significantly influenced our daily lives. Facebook and Twitter have become commonplace for dating, connecting, and socializing. Most recently, studies have shown an increase in college aged drinking, especially among male students. Social media has profoundly changed how we communicate, and it is now helping behavioral researchers identify [...]

To Divorce, or not to Divorce? | University of Minnesota Report | Orlando Marriage Counselor on Reasons why couples are changing their minds

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To Divorce, or not to Divorce? That is the Question | 3 reasons why couples are changing their minds about divorce Marriage and Family therapist William Doherty from the University of Minnesota presented research studies proposing that reconciliation has become a priority for more couples instead of divorce. In the past 3 years, divorces in [...]

Fires, Floods and Hurricanes | Orlando Trauma Therapist 3 Tips To Cope with Loss

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Hurricanes, flooding and fires. Nearly 10,000 people were told to evacuate northeastern states due to flooding. The fires in Texas have left 1,000's displaced from their homes. The daily news in the past three weeks has been a constant barrage of natural disasters. Our hearts break as we see many people in danger of loosing [...]